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this technology with a national park? it is really a legitimate question. when the u.s. dropped atomic bombs in japan in august of 1945 again, 200,000 people were killed. and to have this discussion in the context of honoring a technology that created a bomb, i think, really raises questions about where we are with this country and where we are with the bomb. the splitting of the atom and the use of the split atom to create a atomic bomb bespeaks an intensification of thinking, of us versus them, whoever they are. we then decided that all of our problems in humanity could be solved by technology, that the bomb was then put in place of reason, that the bomb was put in place of diplomacy, that the bomb was in place of talking with each other and settling our differences. the bomb then became the meta phor of how it rules over humanity. we are captives of our own machine. i remember as a young person going to elementary schools doing drills as duck and cover because we believed that the united states was going to be attacked by nuclear weapons. the fear drove entire generations, the fear caused
years in prison. the politics of hate crime laws divide rather than unite. in 1986 -- the 1980's, when the term hate crime was invented, the proponents said they meant for the laws to crime murderous -- punish plots by neo-nazis and similar his crew spent on terrorizing and destroying whole communities. the reality is that bias crimes are far more likely to be prosecutions directed against the archie bunker's of the world rather than the white supremacists of the world. indeed, most hate crime prosecutions involve young defendants, frequently mixed up teen-agers who commit low-level offenses such as criminal mischief and simple assault, typically escalating from spontaneous altercations at a party, in a parking lot, or at a school event. many cases that are initially called hate crimes, upon closer inspection, involve serious mental illness rather than some firm ideological commitment or organizational campaign against a particular group. it is worth pondering that the federal hate crime a statute passed in 2009 to bring a federal law enforcement resources to bear on hard-core murderou
societies of relationship with aung san suu goes back to the late 1960's when she was living in a new york city and working for the united nations. we are grateful for this long- standing friendship. we are glad that some many of her friends and supporters could join us today to welcome her back to the united states. the asian society has been organizing burma a belated public programming focusing on political and developments and issues as well as art exhibitions. since its founding in 1956. in 2009, we established a task force promoted to improving relations, which we have a follow up with attractive to work. with an emphasis on strengthening relations between our countries and promoting cultural exchanges and marshaling expertise underway in of burma. this is a most important moment in burma's history. we are committed to continuing this work. the asian society and our partners stand ready to help. thank you. [applause] >> i have to introduce somebody who has been no need to be introduced. if secretary clinton. [applause] >> it is wonderful to be back here, especially for this extraordi
together, it's really frightening. >> 54% of american voters think the chinese economy is bigger than the u.s. economy. when i met you four or five weeks ago, you said -- you did the diagram where you went very granular and you said, look, guys, this is a small group. this is it. this is what it is. now are you -- how are you going to win if 54% of the voters think china's economy is bigger than our own? or if it costs 4 cents to make a penny and we keak keep making pennies? canada got it right a month ago. why isn't someone saying, stop making pennies. round it to the nearest nickel. that's an easy thing to do, you know, compared to iran. i wanted -- i want to see you take the gloves off and talk to the people that actually read the people. -- read the paper. >> well, i wrote a book that lays out my view for what has to happen in the country, and people who are fascinated by policy will read the book. we have a web site that lays out white papers on a whole series of issues that i care about. i have to tell you, i don't think this will have a significant impact on my electability. i wish it
and are receiving reports this morning of the attacks against the united states embsy in cairo and the u.s. consulate in bengazi in libya. in libya, our ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed in the service of our nation. our thoughts and sympathies today are with the families of these brave americans. these attacks remind us of the sacrifices made on a daily basisaway foreign service officers, diplomatic security personnel and our marine security guards. i joi my colleagues in strongly condemning the murder of these innocent americans, and i strongly support employing every available tool at our dissal to ensure t safety of americans overseas and to hunt down those responsible for these attacks. yesterday, we commemorated the anniversary of the attacks of september 11, and today we are reminded that brave americans serve us every day at the risk of their own lives. we honor the americans we lost in libya and we will stand united in our response. among the things we can agree on in washington is that the attacks on the u.s. and its representatives ll be met with res
in benghazi, the u.s. consulate in libya, is very sad news for all of us. now the upheaval in the arab world has brought about many great things for the first time in millennia, there have been individuals who have been able to paicipate in elections. and make decisions. but then we get the sad and tragic news that ambassador stevens and, according to the early reports, two marines, maybe another foreign officer was killed in this tragic attack and i'd like to say that we have spent time there. we were just in libya, mr. price and i, before ambassador stevens arrived and libya has held out great promise. i'm determined, as i know mr. price is, to ensure that the promise we saw several weeks ago in libya will not be shaurd by the tragic -- shattered by the tragic death of ambassador stevens. madam speaker, i'm pleased to be joined by my dear friend and colleague, mr. price, and i'd like to yield to him at this point. mr. price: i thank my colleague for yielding. mr. dreier and i have partnered for many years and the work of the house democracy partnership which we and many others in this body
compromising our security. it is a tremendous honor to have been nominated by president obama to serve as the u.s. ambassador to iraq. if confirmed, i will deepen our collaboration with iraq and its people and secure our vital interests. i look forward to collaborate with you and your staff and encourage you to visit iraq to see the important work we're doing there. thank you for the opportunity to testify today. i welcome your questions. >> thanks very much. can you share with me in answer to the question i raised about the iranians using iraqi airspace in order to support assad? what have we been doing -- what have you been doing, if anything, to limit that use? >> i have personally engaged in this repeatedly at the highest levels of the iraqi government. my colleagues in baghdad have engaged in this and every single visitor representing u.s. government from the center -- three cell -- 3 visitors have raised it with the iraqis to make it clear we find this unacceptable and we find it not helpful and detrimental to the region and to iraq and of course to the syrian people. this is something that
i was a been consulted, i met with a larger draft a will and j. s. heller wanted to divide my estate. i said i want to divided equally. she said how much do you want to give to the grandchildren. i said i don't want to give anything to the grandchildren. my sons will give it to their children. she said you will change your mind. i disagree. d. [laughter] a love my grandchildren -- i love my grandchildren but i am very concerned about what they're like will be like. i see these two very different scenarios. i see an extraordinary economy here. a vibrant america with freedom and prosperity for the great bulk of the american people. i really see something like you're on the other hand -- europe and the other hand. -- on the other hand. that is one piece about me that you may not know. my dad, you probably know, was governor of michigan and the head of a car company but he was born in mexico. if he was born of mexican parents, i would have a better shot at winning this. [laughter] i say that jokingly. elizabeth warren is the woman who is running for u.s. senate in massachusetts. she is a
at what has come out of he u.s. department of agriculture, for example, the rule that cooperated with the department of labor, worked in conjunction with the department of labor and i asked this question under oath of one of the undersecretaries of the department of labor before the small business committee, did the u.s. department of agriculture work in cooperation with the department of labor to produce these rules that would -- that would regulate farm youth labor? and the answer was, yes, they worked in cooperation with the department of agriculture. ag is supposed to know about what goes on in farm families. and so ag worked with labor and produced rules that said to parents, you can no longer control your own children or manage your own children, entrust them into to go to work for the neighbors even if those neighbors are aunts, uncles or grandparents of these children. they wrote the rule that would prohibit farm youth, other than those working right there on a family farm with their parents, outside of that zone, farm youth were prohibited under the rule from being more
♪ >> ♪ all i need all i need, baby, baby ♪ put your hands together ♪ for you, i do my best 's in storew what i ♪ all i need all i need, yeah oh ♪ hey ♪ll i need ♪ oh, yeah oh, oh, all i need i need to get by ♪ thank you . [applause] ♪ >> four years ago, i delivered on my promise to pass health reform before the end of my first term. it helps make sure you do not have to worry about being -- going broke because because your loved one gets sick. insurance companies can no longer play lifetime limits. they can no longer drop your coverage when you need it most. they can no longer discriminate against children with pre- existing conditions. pretty soon, they will no longer to be able -- no longer be able to deny you coverage on breast cancer, cervical cancer, or charge more for care does because you are a woman. new access to preventive care like mammograms and cancer screenings with no copiague, no deductible, no out-of-pocket costs for more than 20 million women. plans are not rigid plans are going to begin to cover the care.of healtjh i do not think insurance compan
of relations between the u.s. and pakistan. >> watched and engage with c- span, including our live debate preview starting at 7:00. post-debate, your reaction and comments. follow our live coverage on c- span, c-span radio, and c- span.org. >> president obama's speech to the u.n. general assembly include comment on the video that sparked protests in the muslim world, iran's nuclear program, and violence in syria. this is half an hour. >> i have the honor to welcome to the united nations his excellency, barack obama, president of the united states of america. >> mr. president, mr. secretary general, fellow delegates, ladies and gentleman, i would like to begin today by telling you about an american named chris stevens. chris was born in a town called grass valley, california, the son of a lawyer and a musician. as a young man, chris joined the peace corps, and taught english in morocco. and he came to love and respect the people of north africa and the middle east. he would carry that commitment throughout his life. as a diplomat, he worked from egypt to syria, from saudi arabia to libya.
for it to go the wrong way? what constitutes the wrong way? here in the u.s., and in the middle east, there is enormous debate over how to handle iran policy pursued of a nuclear enrichment capability. the capability which would give iran the ability to manufacture nuclear weapons in the chest to do so. obviously, this is an issue that has been with us for a long time. fiber membrane first encountered it in the immediate aftermath of the gulf war in 1991 when israel purchased 25 long-range f-15 strike fighters and those fighters were designated not f- the s but i's and manufacturer said the i was for israel. whta commanders would say -- what commanders would say is it is for iran. this is a problem and a threat that the israelis have been thinking about for a long time. they have spent a great deal of effort trying to figure out how to develop a military option to disarm iraq, to destroy its nuclear program if they ever chose to do so and i have been working various -- very assiduously at that. by the same token, you will have noticed that while this has been a topic of active conver
the 1940 or early 1950's world's fair, things like tractors sitting out there with people ooohing and aaaghing. you could go to a used tractor dealer and find used tractors in the u.s. but everybody was told how wonderful it was. and during the course of the summer down in the ukraine, i got to be good friends with a few of the students there. i spoke some russian back in those days and they spoke better english than i did russian, but he'd bring his dictionary with him and translate. it is amazing, you take a language course -- i had two years of russian awe are taught to converse, i'm going to the library and i have a dog, but when you want to talk about really serious life issues, we weren't prepared for those things. so we needed a dictionary so we could get our ideas across. but at one point, he said, you know, you seem surprised that our country wouldn't want better . and he grabbed my shirt and said we don't have materials this good. we don't material this good for our individuals. and he said, we fought two world wars on our soil. and he said, we don't have it as good as y
, the powers of any secretary of agriculture to implement. again, as you point out, when we look at the u.s. economy today, agriculture is leading the way in terms of growth, in terms of exports, in terms of renewed activity, even in new england, which is not viewed as a big farm state, but specialty crops, growing farmers' markets, really renaissance and movement towards making sure that foods that we serve our kids in american homes, that people have a heightened interest in making sure it's local and fresh. and the farm bill sets up the policies that makes that movement continue to grow. where are we tonight? senate passed the farm bill. they passed a farm bill back in june. it was a bipartisan measure, hard-fought and took three weeks to get through the senate floor, yet republicans and democrats in the senate came together with a farm bill, which does great things in terms of reforming agriculture policy in this country and eliminates direct payments to farmers, which saves the taxpayers $23 billion over the next five years, so it actually helps the deficit in this country by passing t
has appeared to question the character of your opponent. opponentoet's -- your 's character an issue in this debate? >> first, i would like to thank professor warren for coming out. i would like to think the viewers. i have been a center for two and a half years. being a center has been the greatest honor i have ever had. what you are referring to is the fact that professor warren claimed she was a native american, a person of color. as you can see, she is not. she checked the box. she had an opportunity to make a decision. she checked the box claiming she was a native american. clearly, she is not. i do not know whether she got a head as a result of that check- in of the box. the only way we will be able to find that out is to have her release her personal records and to have heart -- harvard released their personnel records to see if she got advantages others were not entitled to. that is an issue of character, honor, and truthfulness. she has failed that test. >> ms warren, is your opponent's character an issue in the race? >> thank you. it is good to be here. senator brown, good
the 1940's, the 1950's, the 1960's, 1970's, the marginal rate that folks paid was much greater. nobody says we will go back to that. at the same time, during the clinton years, we had marginal rates that were a little bit higher than they are now and we had some of the best economic times that the country has ever seen. that is what i'm talking about. my concern for the country is that all of this heat has been generated around this issue instead of light and analysis and a sober look at the role that every american play, should play in strengthening our country. that is the concern i have in the long run. >> i want to pick up mr. cruz's suggestion that the economy is in trouble from -- is in trouble. texas has endured. but san antonio has had a tough couple of years. the census bureau report brought these numbers appeared between 2009 and 2011, unemployment in san antonio went up by more than a full point. needed household income has gone down. you know how tough the economy is. you're leaving a city that has been bearing some of the brunt. can you talk about that? few dispute that the eco
in u.s. hospitals. also, a discussion with a guest from the bureau of labor statistics and another of the ran corporationd . the topic is workplace safety and occupational hazards. >> to the first of the presidential debate next wednesday, live on c-span, c- span radio, and online at c- span.org. watch and engage. over the next half an hour, first is a it is really prime minister netanyahu. he is followed by a palestinian president mahmoud abbas. after that, a briefing at the pentagon. our live coverage of political debate continues at 11:00 p.m. eastern with the candidates for senate in nevada. representative heller this is representative berkeley. this race is a toss up. >> israeli prime minister netanyahu spoke about diplomacy and sanctions that are not working with regards to iran. his comments are half an hour. [applause] >> thank you. >> we invite prime minister netanyahu to speak before the assembly. >> thank you. it is a pleasure to see the general assembly presided by the ambassador from israel. it is good to see all of you distinguished delegates. ladies and gentlemen, 30
. stability until the 1990's and the employment situation remains a grave concern. it is not growing fast enough to make significant progressfewer than half of the 8 million jobs have been restored. is nearly unchanged since the beginning of the year. concern every american. ship and entails a tremendous talents. unemployed for more than six left the labour force. have not been able to findas skills atrophy, they find it increasingly difficult to get good jobs. and also to the detriment of our nation's productive potential. levels of policy accommodation in recent years. rate near the effect of lower bound, we have tools to carry out monetary policy, balance how we anticipate exceptionalwhile providing this support, we costs and recognizing the circumstances cannot cure all there are several actions taken this year. guidance, anticipating the rate will remain near current levels until 2014. in june, the committee decided to continue the program to establish the average maturity by buying longer-term securities and selling an equivalent amount of shorter- term securities. the modest pace o
. koreans sent teams to pakistan in the 1960's find out what pakistan had done right. the ambassador of thechinese introduced them to one of these professors, actually a businessman, who had come in 1970's and he wants to be like pakistan. that relative deterioration of the system, i would argue it has led to inner lookingness. help pakistan reach out to neighbors. it is crucial to see whether there is common ground between the united states and china. and there may be in pakistan. the chinese ambassador, when he would talk to me about their priorities, it sounded pretty close to ours. islamic fundamentalism. that sounds like a set of goals. can we work with other people. this is not just a question of what americans will do. it is a question of if pakistan itself will be able to reach out. i would argue thatone of the greatest things that has happened in the last few years is that, unless i read them incorrectly, the leadership of the military has blessed the opening to india. those of you who have much more experience in pakistan than i know that was not the case a few years ago. i
for the understanding showed by the u.s. administration following that incident. let me stress that my country is determined to pursue the perpetrators and to bring them to justice. we shall make our utmost to strengthen the necessary protection granted to diplomatic and consular missions, and to insure the safety of their employees and facilities. this painful event in no way expresses the feelings of the libyan people, a people of moderation, hospitality, and gratitude. perhaps the large demonstrations condemning this insidious crime in the city of benghazi and other libyan cities is the best proof of the true feelings of the libyan people and the for rejection of all forms of violence and extremism. libya shall never be home to extremist groups. we shall always be a peaceful muslim country, one of moderation. mr. president, of the new libya shall be based on a democracy, openness, transparency, combating corruption, enabling women and youth. it will be a libya by all and for all at the same time. i cannot fail to condemn the anti-islam campaigns and those defaming the prophet. such campaign
obama had said in overseas trips, including an assertion that at times the u.s. had acted contrary to its own ideals or had been selective in where it sought to promote democracy. it had sometimes shown an arrogance toward allies. we pointed out that when he made those kinds of statements that suggested the u.s. is not completely above reproach, he usually balance it with praise for things the country had done right. all that -- that is in a long tradition of presidents acknowledging past imperfections. these cannot by any normal dictionaries amount to apologies. either formal or informal. again, last month, when romney accepted his party's nomination, he repeated the assertion that obama had begun his presidency with an apology tour, and obama had confessed the u.s. had "dictated to other nations." that fact check story went into greater detail, pointing out that obama's trips to europe, latin america, to the muslim world during his first months in office, no indications were he had said the nation had made mistakes. in most of those cases, the context was a call for better relati
defense system which has already saved countless israeli lives, and under president obama, the u.s. and israel are firmly committed to stopping one of that gravest threats to international security, iran pose the quest for nuclear weapons. quest for nuclear weapons. he has specifically stated that an iranian nuclear weapon is unacceptable and he will employ u.s. power, economic, intelligence, and military, to prevent, not contain, a nuclear iran. did to the president's strong leadership, iran is more isolated than ever. he has marshaled the international community to oppose the most crippling sanctions in his st. -- to impose the most crippling sanctions in history. iran's's oil exports have plummeted, and its currency value has been slashed in half. not only has it stood up to iran, president obama has also bravely stood up for israel in the international community. when the anti-israel report was released, questioning israel's right to self-defense, president obama challenged it did when the wind held the israel bashing bourbon conference, president obama led an international --
by eliminating loopholes in the tax code. the ask which loopholes of how much? -- then the u.s. which loopholes and how much. you know what they say? see me after the election. i am not making it up. that is their position. people ask me all the time how we got for sort + budget in a row. what new ideas did we bring to washington. i always bring a one word answer -- arithmetic. >> now to your calls. from north carolina, supporting president obama. >> thank you. i wanted to praise president clinton tonight because he lay everything out. he was perfect. i also want to speak from a disabled person. i am blind in president obama that care about people and their situations. thank you for taking my call. >> isaac is up next, supporting the republicans. >> i have lost a lot of respect for bill clinton after hearing the speech because he claims that obama has created 4.1 million jobs went actually fact checking that, he has not created a single net job. so i just wanted to comment on that. >> next up, a comment from memphis. independent. you are on. >> i wanted thank c-span, first of all. i pretty much
increased since the 1990's. [applause] i will tell you something else,the automobile industry restructuring of work. good-- worked. [applause] it saved more than 1 million jobs and not just at gm and chrysler, but accept auto companies -- at auto parts supplier companies all over the country. even the auto makers who were not part of the deal supported it. they needed to save those parts suppliers, too. we are all in this together. [applause] so what happened? there are now 250,000 more people working the auto industry than on the day the companies were restructured. [applause] now we all know governor romney opposed the plan to save gm and chrysler, so here is another jobs for. -- score. are you listening in ohio and across the country? and michigan? here is another job score -- obama, $250,000, romney, zero. [applause] the agreement the administration made with environmental groups, and labor, that was a good deal, too. good it will cut your gas prices in half, your gas bill. no matter what the price is, if you double the mileage of your car, you double the mileage. -- your bill is half o
manufacturing jobs for the first time since the 1990's. president obama ism -- moving america forward, not back. facts are facts. no president since franklin delano roosevelt in the great depression inherited a worse economy, a bigger job losses, or deeper problems from his predecessor, but president obama is moving america forward, not back. yet mitt romney and paul ryan now say they want to take america back. and we have to ask, back to what? back to the failed policies that drove us into this deep recession? back to the days of record job losses? back to the days when insurance companies called being a woman a pre-existing condition? no thank you. i do not want to go back -- do you? instead of the balanced and capable plan to create jobs and reduce the deficit, mitt romney says -- puts forward a plan that would cut taxes for millionaires while raising them on the middle-class. instead of improving public safety and public education like president obama, mitt romney says we need less firefighters, teachers, and police. instead of safeguarding our seniors, romney and ryan wood and the guarante
exists and keeps an eye on these s.o.b.'s. without it, we are looking at a big problems. imagine as bad as city hall is, imagine it without the tribune. and you can just see the look of fear in their eyes. i do not know what the solution is. but i am really sorry to hear -- to see it headed in that direction. [applause] >> if that is all of our questions, i think we are done for the day. [applause] >> i tribute to my wanting to get more involved with politics is watching information on c- span. i love the information. i love the current events. i love the hot topics, things that come up. i love watching it. i love pulling it up on my mobile device. c-span, created by america's cable companies in 1979. brought to you by a public service by your television provider. >> ann romney campaigning for her husband mitt romney and milwaukee on a thursday. this is about 30 minutes. ♪ free like a river raging strong ♪ ♪ >> good afternoon. isn't it great to be on this campus? [applause] >> i am a proud mother of a freshman student on campus. when i get a chance to see my son, i am most appreci
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